How To Create A Music Video

10/02/14 at 07:44 AM | Published Under Monthly Mini Contests by David Matine

Melody Fusion is holding a contest for the best jingle, and we’re accepting uploads in the form of an audio file (mp3, ogg, m4a), or in the form of a link to your youtube music video jingle. It's easier than you think to make a video, and we're going to show you right here!

We’re giving special consideration to music videos so we’re providing some technical help just in case you want to create a music video, but don’t know how to. This is the simplest way to create a music video, but you can use other methods if you have the skills to do so. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open Windows Movie Maker. If you don’t have it you can download it for free here (http://installs.co/windows-movie-maker/?download). This program will work on either Windows 7 or 8 machines. Here’s what the interface looks like once you’ve opened the program.

windows movie maker

Step 2: Copy Melody Fusion’s logo. This is a video about Melody Fusion so let's use our logo. All you have to do is go to our home page, right-click on our the logo from our home page, and select ‘Save As’ and store it in whichever folder on your computer that you like.

Step 3: Add Melody Fusion’s logo to your video. Go back to your Windows Movie Maker, and drag the logo you just saved from your folder into the movie area like so:

add logo

Step 4: Add music. This part is also quite easy. Just grab your mp3 and drag it like before right on top of the image in Movie Maker.

Step 5: Adjust length of video to match song. This is important because if you skip it your video will only be a few seconds long. So go to tabs at the top and click ‘Project’, and click ‘Fit to Music’. Now your video is the right length, and you’re ready to save it to your computer.

fit to music

Step 6: Save file. Click ‘File’ from the top, then click ‘Save Movie’ and chose ‘For Computer’. Now you’re ready to upload it to Youtube.

Step 7: Upload to YouTube. Go to your youtube account, and click ‘Upload’ located in the upper right, then select your video that you just made.

Now you’re ready for the last step.

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Step 8: Edit the title
Make sure the title has our name in it. You could call it ‘Melody Fusion Jingle’ or ‘My band’s Melody Fusion Jingle’. So long as it has ‘Melody Fusion’ in the title it’s eligible for consideration of the prize. You can also promote your band or yourself in the description field, but that isn’t mandatory for prize consideration.

Step 9: Upload your youtube music video to melody fusion. Finally, go to the Melody Fusion Jingle Contest blog, (or you can just click here , and paste the url of your Youtube video in the comments section at the bottom. And you’re done!

Good luck to all!

About the Author

Me1 David Matine

David Matine is an Internet Marketing Specialist, and musician. He graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, where he has lived most of his life. He came to Colorado to be close to friends and the Rocky Mountains. Visit his Google+